Zambian President calls for church to ‘Christianize the nation’s politics’

Posted Apr 30, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The president of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, has called for the church to “Christianize the nation’s politics,” as he expressed his hopes for a violence-free campaign for a parliamentary by-election next month. Lungu made his remarks at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, at a service to mark the 40th anniversary of a companion link between the Church of England’s Diocese of Bath and Wells, and the Church of the Province of Central Africa’s five dioceses in Zambia. The by-election to return a new member of Parliament for the Chilanga Constituency is set to be held on June 5. Lungu expressed his fear that the campaign may turn violent, despite the nation self-describing itself as a Christian country.

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